Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

(2011) Report of the Seventy-third Session of the APFIC Executive Committee

(2011) Report of the Seventy-third Session of the APFIC Executive Committee, Nha Trang, Viet Nam, 23-25 August 2011, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, RAP Publication 2011/23, 35 p.

This document presents the final report of the Seventy-third Session of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) which was held in Nha Trang, Viet Nam, from 23 to 25 August 2011. The APFIC Executive Committee’s main function is to direct the conduct of business and affairs of the Commission between its biennial sessions and provide advice to the Secretariat. The APFIC Executive Committee at its Seventy-third session is composed of Viet Nam (Chairperson), India (Vice-Chairperson), Bangladesh and USA (Members), Republic of Korea (the former Chairperson) and the Secretary of the Commission (as an Ex-officio member).

The agenda items discussed at the meeting were:

 Inter-sessional activities of APFIC Outcomes of the Third APFIC Regional Consultative Forum Meeting (RCFM) and recommendations of the Thirty-first Session International fishery developments and recommendations of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Review of key areas for attention by APFIC and partner organizations Updating the APFIC strategic plan 2012-2018 Improving the effectiveness of APFIC’s role in the region APFIC budget APFIC ongoing workplan and preparations for the Fourth RCFM and arrangements for the Thirty-second Session of APFIC Date and place of the Seventy-fourth session of APFIC Executive Committee

The Executive Committee endorsed a number of recommendations relating to the direction of APFIC and how to strengthen its function. In addition, the Executive committee noted several key areas for attention under the forthcoming workplan. The Executive Committee also advised on the preparations for the Fourth Regional Consultative Forum Meeting and the Thirty-second Session of APFIC to be held in Da Nang, Viet Nam, in 2012.